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Frosty and Festive in Tunbridge Wells Countryside

Frosty and Festive in Tunbridge Wells Countryside

D Hodgkinson

Christmas Fairs Around Tunbridge Wells

We’ve written up a handy check list of what is going on during the Christmas season in the rural borough of Tunbridge Wells. This includes fairs and markets in the glorious countryside where we are surrounded by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Pashley Manor Christmas Shop, Tunbridge Wells23 November – 3 December: Pashley Manor Gardens Shop open for 11 days for Christmas shopping including cards and gifts. The rest of the estate is closed for winter though.

  • 24 November: In the historic hilltop village of Goudhurst, on Friday evening an event that combines the High Street shops staying open late in conjunction with a Christmas Fair is being held. Visit the pretty shops lit up around the village duck pond and indulge in some country Christmas cheer. Shops include gifts, ladies-wear, books, beauticians, but also the three cosy pubs, The Vineyard, The Star and Eagle and Hush Heath-owned Goudhurst Inn.  Of course don’t miss out a peek at the lighted church towering over a fabulous view to reminding us of our old English traditions.Goudhurst, Tunbridge Wells

  • 26 November: 3pm – 6pm Paddock Wood is holding a Christmas Market and Tree Light Switch On event, with free family entertainment provided by KMFM and local music and dance acts – join in the family fun!

  • 29 November: The Spa Hotel grandly overlooks the Royal town and Tunbridge Wells Common. This year it is hosting the Christmas Collective II shopping event, offering gifts from handpicked companies who invite you to buy their unique wares. A real boutique market in a luxurious setting. Have a glass of fizz or afternoon tea in the stately rooms of this old hotel. 

  • 2 December: In possibly one of the prettiest villages in Kent, this Christmas Fayre is always held on the first Saturday of December in Matfield Village Hall. Come from 1pm till 3.30pm to enjoy live Christmas music, wreaths, Christmas decorations, homemade chutneys, mince pies and Santa Claus!

  • 3 December: Who can resist this? The Mercure Hotel in Pembury has a Baubles and Bublé Sunday Lunch extravaganza. Make sure you book soon, it's bound to fill up quickly.Mercure Hotel, Baubles and Buble Christmas Dinner, Tunbridge Wells
  • 3 December: Hotel Du Vin Royal Tunbridge Wells is holding a “Port, Chocolate & Cheese Tasting” at 5pm.  What a thoroughly delicious way to start the festive season!

  • 8 December: The town known as The Capital of the Weald, Cranbrook, is holding a Christmas late night shopping event. Organised by the local community and local retailers, it will be held in the old Vestry Hall, a quirky stone building in itself. Naturally, there will be some tasty local produce to sample too.

  • 9 December: In ye olde smuggler town of Hawkhurst, from 3pm-7pm, there will be very Merrie Yuletide activities, late night Christmas shopping, stalls and shops open for your purchasing pleasure! And such a pretty town too.

  • 9 December: in the teeny tiny village of Horsmonden, once such an important centre of gun-making, a Christmas Festival and Craft Market will be held around the green at 2pm until 6pm. This is a fairly small community event.

  • 9 - 24 December: The Christmas Experience 2017 at Bewl Water Lamberhurst, welcomes Father Christmas and his elves who are returning to this gorgeous country park in the Weald of Kent. Come and make your memories special here this year.

Bringing Christmas to Bewl Water 2017

  • 23 December: Saving the best till last, the Special Tunbridge Wells Christmas Farmers Market will be outside the Town Hall from 9am – 2pm. You can pick up your goodies, fresh vegetables and last minute handmade gifts too!

For more, more, more see Tunbridge Wells is Christmas and Christmas Shopping in Tunbridge Wells

Here you can find a map of the borough too so you can see where these places are and for furhter information about these villages go to the Explore pages.

We hope you enjoy all that Tunbridge Wells has to offer and come back again soon with friends and family. Merry Christmas to you all!

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    8th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival and Autumn Diesel Gala at the Spa Valley Railway

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    Come and enjoy one of the biggest beer festivals in Kent and Sussex from Friday 19th through til Sunday 21st October 2018

    Type

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    Dates

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    19 Oct 2018 To 21 Oct 2018
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    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Don’t miss this opportunity to see this highly anticipated adaptation of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach, showing this July at Trinity Theatre.

    Type

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    Dates

    From:
    22 Jul 2018 To 22 Jul 2018
    From:
    24 Jul 2018 To 24 Jul 2018
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    Rich Hall's Hoedown at Trinity Theatre

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Catch Rich Hall on this second leg of his acclaimed new tour.

    Type

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    Dates

    From:
    9 Nov 2018 To 9 Nov 2018
  4. Add Penshurst Christmas Market to your Itinerary

    Penshurst Christmas Market

    Penshurst

    Come and enjoy a unique and magical Christmas Market experience in the heart of the beautiful village of Penshurst.

    Type

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    Dates

    From:
    30 Nov 2018 To 1 Dec 2018
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    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    After a 2 year hiatus from touring, one of the UK's most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled 'Chubster' coming to Trinity Theatre this November.

    Type

    Theatre/Drama

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2018 To 23 Nov 2018
  6. Add Christmas Gift Shop at Penshurst Place & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Get away from the high street this Christmas and visit the quaint Christmas Gift Shop.

    Type

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    Dates

    From:
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    28 Oct 2018 To 28 Oct 2018
  8. Add Not-So-Spooky Storytelling at Penshurst Place & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Penshurst

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    Type

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    Dates

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    Penshurst

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2018 To 27 Aug 2018
  10. Add Local & Live Sessions at Trinity Theatre to your Itinerary

    Local & Live Sessions at Trinity Theatre

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Paul Dunton presents the ever-popular Local & Live Sessions at Trinity, which showcase the very best artists from Kent and Sussex every month.

    Type

    Concert

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jul 2018 To 28 Jul 2018
  11. Soul Train on the Pantiles

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    Type

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    Dates

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  12. Add Wicked Witch of the Wild Wood Storytelling at Penshurst Place to your Itinerary

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    Penshurst

    Creep quietly down the leaf-trodden path and emerge in our forest clearing where a warming hot chocolate will be awaiting you. Take a seat under the cover of our yurt and brace yourself....the witch is about to emerge from her forest dwelling!

    Type

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  13. Add Spooky Half Term at Penshurst Place to your Itinerary

    Spooky Half Term at Penshurst Place

    Penshurst

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2018 To 28 Oct 2018
  14. Add Royal Tunbridge Wells Food and Drink Festival to your Itinerary

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    Type

    Festival

    Dates

    From:
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  15. Add Summer Sundays at Penshurst Place & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Penshurst

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    Type

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    Dates

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    Type

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    Dates

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    Add Soul Train on the Pantiles to your Itinerary

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    Type

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    Dates

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  18. Add Vintage Fair on The Pantiles to your Itinerary

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    Type

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    Dates

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    Type

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    Dates

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  20. Add A Day Out With Thomas and Friends on the Spa Valley Railway to your Itinerary

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    Royal Tunbridge Wells

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    Type

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    Dates

    From:
    29 Sep 2018 To 30 Sep 2018
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